Lightweight foundation that feels like skin is the cornerstone to achieving that perfect no-makeup look. On top of every Singaporean gal’s hectic and busy schedule, the hot and humid weather in Singapore is another reason to choose skin-like foundation. After all, who can enjoy a day out with a clammy and muggy face?
Discover SG has scoured this sunny island to bring you the best lightweight foundation that will give you ample coverage and a natural luminous glow.
1. Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream
The Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream is perfect for those who require only light coverage for a day-to-day basis.
Its non-oily lightweight formula contains 3 colour correcting pigments that reduce redness, smooth away dark pigments, and brighten your complexion.
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This affordable lightweight foundation provides 24-hour hydration and basic sun protection with SPF 15. Enriched with invigorating white tea extracts, the formula also promises skincare benefits to improve your skin’s luminosity.
Our verdict: Apart from its attractive price tag, we love it because it is fuss-free and so easy to use. Our definite Number 1 drugstore grab and go base product!
Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream
Available at selected Watsons stores and on Zalora.sg
2. Sephora Collection Teint Infusion Ethereal Natural Finish Foundation
The Sephora Collection Teint Infusion Ethereal Natural Finish Foundation is certainly a solid contender in our ‘battle of the lightweight foundation’.
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Described as a ‘beautiful, lightweight, moisturising foundation with a natural, barely-there finish’, this under-raved Sephora product lives up to its claims. Its ultra-fluid texture provides buildable light to medium coverage and sets into a satin finish that feels close to nothing on your skin.
Our verdict: We will be paying more attention to the Sephora collection after discovering this gem. A steal, we’d say!
Sephora Collection Teint Infusion Ethereal Natural Finish Foundation
Available at Sephora
3. Clio Kill Cover Realest Wear Moist Foundation
Want to look like you ‘woke up this way’ and made no effort in putting on makeup?
The Clio Kill Cover Realest Wear Moist Foundation, like its name, creates a natural moist finish that looks as real as healthy, dewy, and young skin.
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This lightweight formula glides on smoothly and is best blended with a damp sponge or beauty blender. If you have slightly oilier or combination skin, lightly set your makeup with a translucent powder on your T-zone to ensure it lasts all day.
Our verdict: Unlike many water-based foundation, this Clio best seller gives excellent buildable coverage which hides imperfections without the need for an additional concealer. Oh, and have we mentioned how it gives such a beautiful glow?
Clio Kill Cover Realest Wear Moist Foundation
Available at selected Watsons stores.
3. It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+
It Cosmetics is a pretty newcomer in Singapore, but its CC cream and concealer are already being raved by makeup artists.
Even though it has a slightly more viscous consistency, it glides smoothly onto skin and finishes with a healthy-looking glow.
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This highly-pigmented, multi-tasking CC Cream promises full coverage, skin care and protection all-in-one. Infused with hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and natural botanicals, it is also said (and clinically proven) to improve skin texture, brightness and hydration.
Our verdict: It may not live up to its complete coverage claim but we love it even more because it allows your skin to peep through with a gorgeous natural glow.
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+
Available at Sephora.
5. Chanel Vitalumiere Satin Smoothing Fluid Makeup SPF 15
Described to be the ‘source of youth and light’, Chanel Vitalumiere Satin Smoothing Fluid Foundation instantly revives tired, dull complexion and leaves your skin looking visibly rested, radiant and youthful.
Although the formula is slightly sheer, it is easily build-able to provide higher coverage, and a darling to blend for a stunning second-skin finish.
This luxurious foundation is power packed with liquorice and walnut extract to achieve a more even and luminous complexion, as well as revitalise and protect skin. Its moisturiser-inflused formula also guarantees 8 hours of non-stop hydration and comfort.
Our verdict: The Chanel classic is an extremely versatile product that is perfect for your everyday and whenever you need to glam up for an occasion. A pricey one but worth the splurge!
Chanel Vitalumiere Satin Smoothing Fluid Makeup SPF 15
Available at Chanel boutiques and counters.
Our arsenal of Best 5 Lightweight Foundation come from humble drugstore names, to luxury brands that are worth every dollar.
Let your natural skin peek out of your foundation, as it adds a brush of effortless beauty that reigns supreme in today’s culture. It’s like you are not even trying!